Why In-Home Tutoring?

Rather than driving your youngster to an education center, tutoring is carried out within a comfortable learning environment — your home. This is where the student is most confident and diversions can be minimized. The student receives individual treatment. Parents save time and are assured that tutoring is performed according to the selected timetable.


Why 1-to-1 Tutoring?


All children benefit from the exclusive attention of a teacher. Most students make rapid progress when given the opportunity to enjoy one-to-one instruction. One-to-one tutoring allows our caring tutors to really get to know your child and his or her unique strengths and weaknesses. It allows for continuity of instruction. It prevents errors and skill gaps from slipping through the cracks. Working one-to-one with your child also lends itself to immediate feedback, which gives your child a chance to correct errors before they become patterns, as well as enjoy praise and encouragement. A one-to-one setting allows us to focus on your child’s individual needs and tailor instruction to suit his or her style and pace of learning.


How Is Above Grade Level Different?


  • In-home tutoring. Rather than driving your son or daughter to a learning center, tutoring is completed within a familiar studying atmosphere, your house, where distractions can be decreased.
  • Application of analysis resources. Our skill evaluations in math and reading were developed by professors at the University of California, Berkeley, are keyed to individual State Standards.
  • Trained and qualified tutors. Our tutors are screened and tested to make certain of their ability to teach the studies assigned to them. Tutors are either credentialed teachers or specialists with university training in the course.
  • Tutoring solutions that engage the learner in an active learning method. Our multi-sensory technique employs a designed curriculum that ensures optimal learning results.
  • Mentoring children in the best study habits. We not only teach the subject matter, but we also teach the student the best way to become a more efficient student.
  • Mentoring parents regarding the best ways to keep up the learning process. Parents find out how to help their child to keep up effective learning.
  • Tracking session to session progress. We supply consistent evaluations to parents to ensure you are able to observe the scholastic growth your boy or girl is making.
  • Use of ongoing feedback. Students enjoy constant feedback. This feedback enables them see how they are improving.
  • Formal and informal evaluations. The tutored students are continually tested to make certain that they are establishing a groundwork of concepts needed for long-lasting success.
  • Collaboration with classroom teacher. We recommend the student’s teacher work collaboratively with us to ensure effective learning in the classroom.


Why Are Structured Evaluations Important?


At Above Grade Level, we think that an efficient tutoring course really should begin with an accurate analysis of your student’s scholastic strengths and weaknesses. So, we deliver a thorough analysis developed by professors at the University of California, Berkeley, which has been used successfully by hundreds of schools across the country and over 4 million students worldwide. The evaluation is keyed to State Standards for every grade level. This ensures consistency between our tutoring and your child’s classroom learning. This also ensures that we can accurately recognize areas where your student may have missed vital skill-sets or needs specific attention. Using the structured evaluation allows us to create a highly accurate learning program for your child based on the results. This learning program is carefully structured to fill in any gaps in previous learning, future, long-term success can be assured.

Compared with the evaluations offered by other tutoring companies, the evaluation we utilize was actually created by professionals in the industry and is keyed to the State Standards that your child’s school follows at each grade level. This gives us a comprehensive view of how your daughter or son is performing in each of the subject areas that they will be expected to master in school.


Will You Work With My Child’s Teacher(s)?


Yes! We recommend that the student’s teacher work collaboratively with us to ensure effective learning in the classroom.


How Many Tutoring Sessions Will My Child Need Each Week?


The amount of tutoring visits depends on the needs of the student. As soon as the evaluation is finished, we can create an educational program. We will then propose how many visits may well be required to address the areas where the student needs to have our assistance.


When Can I Have a Tutor Come?


Tutors come to your house to work with your child according to the routine that works best for the child and your family members.


How Long Are the Learning Sessions?


It varies. The number of tutoring sessions is individualized and depends on the needs of your student. As soon as the evaluation is completed, we use the results to create a customized educational program. We will then suggest a schedule that meets your child’s needs and ensures that his or her goals are attained. We recognize that there may be times when your child has an important test, paper, or project due, which may require the assistance of a tutor. We are more than happy to accommodate these special requests. It’s important that your child gain confidence through immediate success, as well as achieve long-term goals.


What Training Do the Tutors Have?


Our tutors are screened and tested to ensure their ability to teach the courses assigned to them. Tutors are either credentialed teachers or specialists with university training in the subject matter.

Facebook and website FAQ’s :


  1. “I pay high property taxes to live in a good school district. Why should I have my children tutored?”


That’s a good question, and one that we hear frequently. The simple answer is that even the best public and charter schools have changed radically in recent years. The curricula that are taught are aligned to government-mandated standards, which don’t necessarily include the skills that students need to learn to be successful.


The classroom environment itself isn’t always conducive to learning. Behavioral issues and distractions may abound. Not all children learn in the same way or at the same pace. In a large classroom, it’s not possible for a teacher to meet the needs of every student. Yet the curriculum train speeds along, year after year.


The end result is that students on both ends of the spectrum slip through the cracks—both accelerated students, who deserve to be challenged, and remedial students, who need to have skill gaps identified and filled. A high quality tutoring program can address all these issues effectively.



  1. “I’m planning to have my son take the SAT and just see how he does. Is that wrong?”


That’s not wise college planning—that’s gambling. And there’s too much at stake to be gambling!


Look at it this way: Our students will be competing against students who are prepared for college placements and scholarship money. Preparation is key. Effective preparation begins with accurately identifying a student’s skill levels. We give every student a free, in-home, diagnostic skill evaluation that’s internationally respected for detail and accuracy. Next, we target skill gaps and fill them. After all, the best way to achieve high scores…is to know the answers! Finally, we teach students valuable test-taking strategies to help maximize their scores.


  1. “At what age should we begin prepping for the SAT?”


That depends on the student. Every student is unique. We recommend giving most students a diagnostic skill evaluation at the beginning of 10th grade. (Struggling students may benefit from testing in 9th grade.) That gives us time to fill any skill gaps that are identified. It also gives the students adequate time to practice, practice, practice. We recommend students shoot for their best SAT scores at the end of their junior year. At that point, students should have learned most of the skills they need to know. They’ll want to take the SAT while the material is still fresh in their brains!


This schedule prepares students to complete the college application process by fall semester of their senior year. It enables them to apply for college scholarship money while it lasts. Best of all, with the big college decision having been made, this frees students up to enjoy their senior year of high school!